August 25, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; Preview for Winterthur Members and Participating Organizations' Members, 9:00 am–10:00 am
Nearly two dozen environmental organizations from throughout Delaware and the Brandywine Valley will convene at Winterthur in a celebration of the environment and nature. The day will include hikes, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations for environmentalists of all ages offered by a wide range of environmental and conservation organizations. The day’s activities will include information on wild plants, wildlife, wild water, and nature in the city. Joining us in support of the event will be Delaware Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, known for her environmental advocacy and conservation efforts, and Charlie Engelman, television host with National Geographic Kids, as well as a range of experts from a variety of local organizations. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883.
Winterthur Members and members of participating organizations are invited to arrive at 9:00 am for a special preview and to attend Charlie Engelman's lecture in Copeland Lecture Hall with opening comments from Delaware Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long.
Schedule of Events
Member Preview, 9:00–10:00 am, Delaware Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long and National Geographic’s Charlie Engelman
Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long will discuss Delaware’s commitment to the environment. Charlie Engelman will show highlights from his programs for National Geographic, Nature Parade and Weird but True!, and will discuss his personal mission of getting children excited about nature and encouraging them to learn about the natural world where they live.
Nature Programs throughout the Day, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
A range of programs will run throughout the day. At noon, Charlie Engelman will offer a second presentation about his programs for National Geographic. Other programs will include the following topics:
- Passion for Pollinators
- Becoming a Pollinator Advocate on the Local, State, or National Level
- Lookin’ Out My Back Door’ (Delaware Animals)
- Predators of the Past
- Waterwise Gardening and Rain Barrels
- Invasive Plants of Delaware
- Gardening for Wildlife
- Freshwater Mussels
- Bee Keeping
- A Meeting of Migrations
- Animals Around the World
- Native Plants for Pollinators
- Project Learning Tree
- Tree ID Walk
- Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids—Gardening
- Where Does Your Watershed?
For a listing of the day's events, click here.
The following organizations will be participating and presenting:
- Academy of Natural Sciences
- Bee Watchers
- Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art
- Delaware Association for Environmental Education
- Delaware Center for Horticulture
- Delaware Children in Nature
- Delaware Department of Agriculture
- Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
- Delaware Forest Service
- Delaware Greenways
- Delaware Invasive Species Council
- Delaware Museum of Natural History
- Delaware Nature Society
- Delmarva Ornithological Society
- Gateway Gardens
- Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids
- National Geographic
- New Castle Conservation District
- Outside Unlimited
- Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
- Redtail Restoration
- Shred One Recycling
- Tesla Bee Supply
- Trail Creek Outfitters
- Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Winterthur Members and members of participating organizations $10; free for their children ages 2–18. Nonmembers $20 for adults and $6 for children ages 2–11.
*Please note that DelaWILD is reserved for Winterthur Members, participating organization members, or paying guests. AHS, ROAM, and NARM reciprocity is not available on this day (August 25, 2018). Thank you for your understanding!
Images at top: Top photo, Bob Leitch; photos of bee, butterfly, and bird, Linda Bailey.